Books on Hypnosis and Psychotherapy Written by Our Members

Milton H. Erickson, M.D.: An American Healer

“The Spirit of Milton Erickson lives in this book by his family and colleagues. Here is a man who cut through all the data and techniques to perceive the individual in front of him. With that simple human skill, he was, by all accounts, a genuine healer. I love the humanity of this book, its subject, and its authors. I learned a great deal and hope to put it into practice. This would be a perfect book for therapists, doctors, teachers, and parents, showing them how to see deeply into another s situation and find the words, sensible or serendipitous, to calm and heal.” –Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul and Dark Nights of the Soul: A Guide to Finding Your Way Through Life s Ordeals.

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Milton H. Erickson, M.D. : An American Healer (Profiles in Healing series)



Hope & Resiliency

A delightful and deeply moving experience that facilitated peace and well-being within my own heart and mind. — Ernest Rossi, Ph.D.

In this age of standardized treatments, this volume provides a refreshing reminder about the importance of honoring everyones uniqueness. — Michael D.Yapko, Ph.D., author of Trancework

In this engaging book the authors shed new light on fundamental patterns in the work of Milton H. Erickson,MD. — Jeffrey K. Zeig, PhD, Director, The Milton H. Erickson Foundation

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Betty Alice Erickson, MS, LPC:

Co-author and editor:
Hope & Resiliency: Understanding the Psychotherapeutic Strategies of Milton H. Erickson

Scapegoats at Work Taking the Bull's-Eye Off yoyr Back-John Dyckman

“This book addresses an all-too-common yet rarely discussed workplace phenomenon–scapegoating. Based on their work with casualties of this painful experience, Dyckman and Cutler offer a lucid, engaging, and practical guide through the unfamiliar and treacherous terrain of office politics and power dynamics. Scapegoats at Work can save your job and your sanity.”–Thomas Herington, MD. Kaiser Permanente Occupational Health Services”

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The Problem of Evil: Ancient Dilemmas and Modern

The Problem of Evil: Ancient Dilemmas and Modern Therapy>
by Eric Greenleaf, Ph.D.
from Zeig, Tucker & Theisen, Inc

“For individuals, evil may exist in the form of enacted imagery, as with sexual sadists; of the misuse of trance, as seen in the negative voices that remind, direct, and afflict us; and of the betrayal of relationship and trust. This book is organized around cases dealing with the resolution of the consequences of evil.”

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Eric Greenleaf has not only written a book, he’s created a rare opportunity to experience and connect with what makes us human and in that connection realize the power to enlarge, expand and extend goodness in our lives and in the world. In a variety of ways he demonstates what is needed to enlarge the conversation so that the deeper knowing in us all has an opportunity to speak.

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A relational approach to evaluating your suicidal clients.

Moving beyond the traditional paper-and-pencil self-report, this book offers therapists a new approach to suicide assessment. Guided by a relational understanding of the therapeutic process, it emphasizes a semi-structured interview process and collaborative conversations to explore a client’s strengths and resilience as well as risk factors.


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Of One Mind: The Logic of Hypnosis, The Practice of Therapy

Jay Haley once said, ‘The only reasonable excuse for adding another theory of hypnosis to the many that have been proposed is an entirely new approach to the problem.’ In Of One Mind, Douglas Flemons demonstrates that he has an eminently reasonable excuse.

With the casual grace of an entrancing storyteller and the dry humor of an experienced therapist and teacher, he recasts the theory of hypnosis within a relational understanding of language, self, and mind. He then transports his ideas to the worlds of hypno-and brief therapies, offering fresh insights about how to connect with clients and help them change.

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Writing Between the Lines: Composition in the Social Sciences.

Taking readers behind the scenes of the compositional process, Douglas Flemons offers suggestions for the social science writer. The text covers creating and editing papers, theses and dissertations, and devotes special attention to the researching, organizing and writing of literature reviews. Each section of a typical social science manuscript is given particular attention. Chapters include: composing; creating and editing; social science papers; how sentences work; how punctuation works; keeping track of time; idea development; and aesthetic choices. Writers within the social sciences and helping professionals should find this work accessible and helpful. The text also includes an appendix of print and Web writing resources.

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Completing Distinctions: Interweaving the Ideas of Gregory Bateson and Taoism into a unique approach to therapy

Completing Distinctions develops a new way of thinking about the connection between problems and solutions for family and systems therapists. The author suggests that addiction and other social and ecological dilemmas stem from the belief that distinctions such as hate and love, sickness and health, or problem and solution are irreconcilable oppositions. Flemons shows how much separations can be completed so that genuine healing can occur in individuals, families, organizations, and ecologies. Written in a playful style, the book includes short client-therapist dialogues that illustrate the author’s approach.

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Quickies: The Handbook of Brief Sex Therapy

Effective techniques for fashioning pleasurable and satisfying sex lives.

Here, Shelley Green and Douglas Flemons gather a wonderful array of approaches to sex therapy, each presented by a well-known therapist in the field. Quickies takes its cue from clients and keeps it positive and quick, as readers are reminded that the point of sex therapy is sexual change.


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Touching the body, reaching the soul

Milton H. Erickson MD and The Art of the Oral Tradition

By John S. Parke PsyD

Most writers on Erickson openly state that the essential aspects of his work are intractable to formulation. This dissertation asks why such a recognition of theoretical incompleteness exists despite various scholarly attempts to write about and conceptualize his work. The hypothesis proposed is that Ericksonâs work is conducted in an oral mode of communication and thought. Abstract formulation, and writing are literate acts and therefore present a problem for the Erickson scholar. To address these issues, Erickson’s work is reviewed and interpreted from a framework of orality.

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The Milton H. Erickson Foundation Newsletter addresses the two intersecting themes of Utilization and Spirituality.

In the Feature Interview,Eric Greenleaf, PhD, is interviewed by Richard E. Landis, PhD.

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The videotape of Eric Greenleaf’s presentation, Dreams; Strolling the Royal Road, at the 2001 Ericksonian Congress, is reviewed by John Gladfelter, Ph.D. in the Milton H. Erickson Foundation Newsletter.